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OMALLEY808 01-27-2012 12:20 AM

DIY: 4TH Gen Mirror dissassembly!
 
Here is a DIY on how to disassemble your 4th gen power mirrors with puddle lights. I couldn't find any info anywhere on how to do this so here it is!

First take the mirror and push on the bottom center so that the top of the mirror is fully exposed
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/d46ec5c7.jpg

Next grasp the top of the mirror on both upper corners with both hands and pull firmly towards you (This is scary but this is how it comes off)
*You can see from this picture that the mirror has two clips at the top and a hinge at the bottom*
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/a6a3684e.jpg
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/856705fb.jpg
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/8fa4660a.jpg
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/b68ce10c.jpg

There are three screws holding the front cover of the mirror on including one hidden inside here
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/fc9d09f6.jpg

Cover removed
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/b7fc9ce6.jpg

Puddle light removed
*You can see the water damage to the puddle light*
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/ba296a74.jpg

Puddle light disassembled
*No heat required lightly pry the edges of the puddle light and it will come apart like so*
**The puddle light is very poorly sealed with hot glue. You may want to take the time to reseal yours with silicone to prevent failure. Mine are all corroded inside due to water**
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/c603b0a9.jpg


I made my puddle lights black housing which looks much better and matches my headlights. I will update with completed pictures of the modded puddle light tomorrow!

Enjoy! :naughty:

OMALLEY808 01-27-2012 12:21 AM

**Reserved for updated pictures**

Stump3r 01-27-2012 12:23 AM

Excellent pic's and walk through :rep:

BlueJet 01-27-2012 12:26 AM

Thanks for taking the time to write this up! I moved it to the Knowledge Base! :smileup:

OMALLEY808 01-27-2012 12:57 AM

Thanks guys!

And if you were bored by my writeup you can always check out a couple videos of my summer vehicle here lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJHflgAyExg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMoB0...eature=related


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